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Murphy Beats Pro Wrestling Executive for Senate Seat

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Connecticut elected Democratic Congressman Chris Murphy to fill the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Joe Lieberman. Murphy defeated Republican Linda McMahon, who spent a fortune of her own money.

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Despite Retooled Image, Linda McMahon Lags in CT Senate Race

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

It’s a close race in Connecticut to fill retiring Sen. Joe Lieberman’s Senate seat. Republican Linda McMahon, a former pro wrestling executive, is running against Democrat Chris Murphy, a three-term congressman. McMahon’s wrestling ties hurt her Senate campaign two years ago, but this year, Connecticut Democrats are more interested in linking her to Mitt Romney.

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Track | Chris Christie to Stump for Romney in Virginia, McMahon in Connecticut

Friday, October 19, 2012

Chris Christie takes his first trip to the South this weekend.

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Linda McMahon Announces Senate Run—Who Else is After Joe Lieberman's Seat?

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Republican Linda McMahon officially announced her candidacy for Senate Tuesday, hoping to replace outgoing Democrat-turned-Independent Joe Lieberman. She joins a list of familiar faces in state politics lining up for the race.

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Wrestling and Fighting Bog Down Final Days of CT Senate Race

Friday, October 29, 2010

It’s tough to avoid the temptation to use wrestling metaphors when reporting on the U.S. Senate race between former World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Linda McMahon and her Democratic opponent Richard Blumenthal.

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Running against Washington

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Scary campaign image of the day, from Republican gubernatorial candidate Linda McMahon in Connecticut. The ad doesn't mention her Democratic rival, Dick Blumenthal, the state's attorney general.

Instead, the piece is all about "Washington and its career politicians."

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Indys swing to McMahon in CT

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Thanks to a flip among independent voters, Republican Senate candidate Linda McMahon cut Democrat Dick Blumenthal's lead to just 3 percent.

In Quinnipiac's poll of likely voters in Connecticut, McMahon trails Blumenthal 46-49 percent. That's closer than the Q poll on September 14, which had shown Blumenthal leading 51-45 percent.

In the latest poll, independent voters flipped from Blumenthal to McMahon.

Two weeks ago, Blumenthal split independent voters with McMahon, 47-46.

In today's poll, McMahon is pulling away among independent voters, 49-44 percent.

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Poll: McMahon Gaining on Blumenthal

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Over in Connecticut, Republican Senate candidate Linda McMahon is cutting down the lead against Democrat Dick Blumenthal.

According to Quinnipiac, McMahon trails Blumenthal by six points, 51 - 45 percent with 3 percent undecided.

Blumenthal, the state's attorney general, had lead by 9 points in an earlier poll from Rasmussen and as much as 10 points in a Quinnipiac poll from July. McMahon, a former executive with the World Wrestling Entertainment, has been bombarding voters with flyers, attacking Blumenthal's credibility, a lingering issue from his misstatements about having served "in" Vietnam.

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Former WWE Wrestler Goes After McMahon

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Republican Linda McMahon's senate candidacy in CT had been forged in no small part on the WWE wrestling empire she and her husband built, which itself is mourning the death of a 29-year-old wrestler Lance Cade from heart failure.

McMahon says she and the organization should not be held responsible.

A former WWE wrestler (and Harvard alum), Chris Nowinski, has a different view. In a television interview last night, Nowinski says wrestling organizers "have an environment that is absolutely unsafe to work in that ring. They have no oversight over what actually happens in that ring. And they are encouraging steroid use."

Nowinski also said McMahon's comment about maybe having met the now-deceased wrestler only once was, "kicking dirt on the guy's grave."

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